Bangladesh today (24 May 2020) reported 28 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the highest in a daily count, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 480.
The caseload has also surged to 33,610 after another 1,532 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, a top health official said.
“The recovery count rose to 6,901 after 415 patients were discharged from hospitals during the period,” DGHS Additional Director General (administration) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the city.
She informed that a total of 8,908 samples were tested at the authorized laboratories across the country at the same time.
Globally, over 5.31 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 3,42,341 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.